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Could development of temporal lobe epilepsy and dyslexia be related? Is there a relationship between alice in wonderland syndrome and tle?

Could development of temporal lobe epilepsy and dyslexia be related? Is there a relationship between alice in wonderland syndrome and tle?

Relationships: There does no seem to be any relationship between temporal lobe epilepsy nor is there a relationship between tle and alice in woderland syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of consciousness. " ...Read more


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What are symptoms of dyslexia?

What are symptoms of dyslexia?

Symptoms: There are several types of dyslexia, but what they have in common is the difficulty in reading comprehension. With proper instruction, this can be overcome. ...Read more

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How to know if I have dyslexia?

How to know if I have dyslexia?

Time for consultatn: Educational psychologists can administer various tests that are appropriate for age that can help define a learning issue or dyslexia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

Dyslexia symptoms: Dyslexia creates problems with sounding out words for reading and spelling. Reading is slow, choppy, and inaccurate and spelling may have the wrong letters in words, or the letters may be in the wrong order. Typically, comprehension is fine as long as inaccuracy does not significantly interfere with meaning. Some people also have trouble with directionality & thinking of the right word to use. ...Read more

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What are signs of dyslexia in 12 year olds?

What are signs of dyslexia in 12 year olds?

Reading is difficult: The 12 year old with dyslexia will be unable to read age appropriate material in spite of seeming very bright. He will be able to visualize things "in the mind's eye" but unable to adequately communicate them. He will understand material that is read to him while not being able to read it himself. His handwriting may be hard to read and spelling may be impossible. ...Read more

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I think I have dyslexia. How can I telll for sure?

I think I have dyslexia. How can I telll for sure?

Keep reading: Dyslexia is just a term to describe a difficulty with reading and writing. In children it can be a problem in school, but by adult it is just an inconvenience. Many of us find it hard to read and write. The more you read and write, the easier it will become. Judging from the blogs I see, dyslexia is rampant and getting worse. Everyone should try to be correct in putting words together. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there is such thing as 'stealth dyslexia'?

Yes: Its a form of hidden dyslexia in highly intelligent or gifted children who compensate for their dyslexia because they can learn to rely upon their outstanding memory, keen intuition and general smarts to work around their reading weaknesses. ...Read more

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Can dyslexia involve a person to write their letters backwards?

One Form Yes: This is considered 1 type. But basically dyslexia means the brain has difficulty with reading comprehension--not vision.There are several different types that require special teaching to learn how to read. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia curable?

Sometimes: Dyslexia reflects the brain's inability to decode written information reliably. While it is true that some dyslexics have done great things, that does not make it a non-problem. There are techniques such as fastforward that seem to help the brain modify itself and correct certain types of dyslexia. For most, though, effective techniques help the person work around the problem. ...Read more

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What is sympathetic dyslexia?

What is sympathetic dyslexia?

Not a term I've ever: Heard. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder caused by a deficit in phonemic awareness, the processing of sound structure of language. 40% of children with dyslexia have an affected sibling or parent. Delays in language development, inability to rhyme or to make sound/symbol associations ("a as in apple") in preschoolers may predict reading disability in later grades. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia be inherited genetically?

Is dyslexia be inherited genetically?

Complex: Dyslexia is a complex disorder. Studies have shown both genetics and environment (nature and nurture) both to be causes. ...Read more

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Is dyslexia genetic?

Yes, partially: Learning disorders have a small genetic contribution. Therefore, if your parents have/had a learning disorder, you would have a greater chance of also having a learning disorder than someone whose parent did not have a learning disorder but it only increases the odds minimally. ...Read more

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How to cure epilepsy?

How to cure epilepsy?

Possible but unusual: Epilepsy seems best addressed if a surgical procedure deals with a focal temporal lobe lesion. Cortical lesions are much less responsive. Other than excision of affected lesion area, the more diffuse problems are not really curable and only hope is to control with meds or vagal nerve stimulators. ...Read more

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How to clear epilepsy?

How to clear epilepsy?

Broad: This is a rather broad question. There are many ways to treat epilepsy and it can be quite complex to evaluate and treat the right way. Sometimes cures can be achieved as well if the assessment is individualized and done properly. Would be happy to provide a virtual consult and go over your particular case. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy hereditary?

Is epilepsy hereditary?

Epilepsy: Those who do develop epilepsy may be more likely to have a history of seizures in their family. This family history suggests that it is easier for them to develop epilepsy than for people with no genetic tendency. ...Read more

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What is cause of epilepsy?

Epilepsy: Epilepsy has no identifiable cause in about half of those with the condition. In about half the people with epilepsy, the condition may be traced to various factors, such as, genetic influence, head trauma, brain conditions, infectious disease, prenatal injury, and developmental disorders. ...Read more

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Epilepsy can be cured or not?

Epilepsy can be cured or not?

Treatment: Mostly yes:
first identify the cause of seizures and then remove the cause;
second, many non removable causes can successfully treated by antiepileptic medications, surgeries, diet, and vagus nerve stimulator.
Few epilepsies are very resistant to treat
non epileptic seizures must be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of epilepsy?

Many causes: Some unknown, usually attributed to some type of insult to the developing brain in childhood, like mom using drugs or alcohol during pregnancy, or a vascular insult during pregnancy, or trauma after birth through adulthood. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of epilepsy?

Seizures.: Epilepsy can cause seizures which are involuntary loss of muscle control, loss of attention, or just "blanking out". ...Read more

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I've got epilepsy: what causes it?

Brain pathology: Invariably, this is due to abnormal brain electrical-chemical functioning, and there may be localized abnormal brain tissue or more diffuse brain glutamate excitotoxicity. There is some hereditary susceptibility in many cases, and brain injuries and congenital lesions are often culprits. Any disorder causing brain damage can promote seizures. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is epilepsy?

What sort of disorder is epilepsy?

Unprovoked Seizures: Epilepsy is a constellation of disorders with a common definition: the tendency toward recurrent, unprovoked seizures. The term "epilepsy' applies to anyone who has had more than one unprovoked seizure. Seizures, however, can take on many forms; from staring off for a few seconds, to prolonged, violent convulsions. Epilepsy is simply a word that tells us a patient has recurrent seizures. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dyslexia?

What is the treatment for dyslexia?

Have a good team: Once a child is diagnosed, and is over 3 yrs, federal law states a individualized education program that is unique to each child be implemented via the public school system. The goal is to teach the child according to his strengths, and using a multidisciplinary approach. Reading can be taught using a multisensory approach like the slingerland method or project read. It is not an i.Q. Problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dyslexia?

Dyslexia: There is no cure but there are therapes provided by psychologists and school teachers to improve reading and writing skills. Overall prognosis very good. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy considered a disability?

Is epilepsy considered a disability?

Depends: A disability is a condition that affects major life activities. If your seizures are under control, then there really isn't a disability (unless you were a commercial pilot!) If seizures aren't controlled, then, yes. ...Read more

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Are there any early warning signs of epilepsy?

For seizures: Some are at risk for epilepsy- major head trauma, stroke, brain infection, strong family history are risks. Some get warnings of seizure: funny smells, tastes, abnormal feelings in stomach, shaking of an arm or leg. These may be beginnings of seizures. ...Read more

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What different classifications of epilepsy are there?

What different classifications of epilepsy are there?

Classification of: The epilepsies is evolving with the advent of new technologies. Recent domain-specific classification by the International League Against Epilepsy, found on http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/ilae-classification-of-seizures-and-epilepsy, includes mode of onset -generalized, partial or focal & unknown, underlying cause - genetic, structural or metabolic & unknown & level of diagnostic specificity. ...Read more

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How could a person get epilepsy and how is it passed on?

Depends: Certain types of epilepsy can run in families. However other types can occur without any previous family history. It would really depend on the type of seizures and what is causing the epilepsy. It would be best to discuss this with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I have epilepsy if my brother has it?

What are the chances that I have epilepsy if my brother has it?

Depends on cause: There are many reasons for epilepsy. Trauma, infection, tumors, metabolic and toxic causes all would carry no risk to you. Some familial forms may carry up to a 50% risk. If there is a underlying disorder that has a definite test, you could be tested to see if your have the same disorder. Even then it may not be that you would have the same symptoms. Better to assume you are fine. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy curable?

Is epilepsy curable?

No: Only for the most severe cases is a surgical cure attempted. Some children outgrow seizures. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy contagious?

Is epilepsy contagious?

No it's not.: God bless u! http://m.healthline. Com/symptom/seizures. Http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/seizure-disorders. ...Read more

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Why epilepsy not curable.

Treatable not curabl: At this time, epilepsy medications are aimed at control. The only cure occurs when surgery is able to remove an area that is the seizure focus. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Can epilepsy cause a coma?

Yes: Some type of epilepsy cause come, coma means absence of meaningful response to external stimuli like sound, pain etc. ...Read more

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What is petit mal epilepsy?

What is petit mal epilepsy?

Petit mal: Petit mal (Fr. 'little illness) or absence seizures are forms which are characterized by a brief alteration of consciousness, and usually not followed by the post-ictal phase (sleepiness). It can appear as if the person is 'staring into space' and can be quite subtle. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy ever contagious?

No: Epileptic seizures can occur with CNS infections that may be contagious. Epilepsy per se is not contagious. ...Read more

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What is bitemporal epilepsy?

Both sides: Epilepsy where seizures arise from both temporal lobes in a person. (Not typically at the same time.) ...Read more

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Can surgery control epilepsy?

Yes: Surgery is an alternative for some people whose seizures cannot be controlled by medications. ...Read more

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How to live with epilepsy (tle)?

How to live with epilepsy (tle)?

Complex partials: Temporal lobe epilepsy is often tough to control fully, in spite of fact that we now have over 20 medications. However, suggest you consider a vagal nerve stimulator unit, as this might provide additional control without added adverse effects. Occasionally if specific focality can be isolated, surgery may be valuable ...Read more

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What is benign rolandic epilepsy?

What is benign rolandic epilepsy?

Common condition: About 1 percent of all children will have symptoms of benign focal seizures. The eeg will show focal polyphasic discharges in the central-temporal region of the brain, and the child is otherwise normal. Events often occur from sleep. Common age is from 5 years to 12 years. Most are outgrown. There are many names but very similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Is nocturnal epilepsy hereditary?

Nocturnal epilepsy: Some are. Others are not. Most neurologists would be able to tell you if they feel that yours is genetic based. ...Read more

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Can Generalized epilepsy be cured?

Can Generalized epilepsy be cured?

Controlled: It is unlikely to be cured but there are multiple effective therapies that can control your symptoms. Your neurologist can help guide you through the best options for you personally. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
698 Doctors shared insights

Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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